Dr. Adam G. Riess is an associate astronomer at
the Space Telescope Science Institute and an Adjunct
Professor at the Johns Hopkins University in Baltimore,
MD. Dr. Riess received his B.S. in physics from
the Massachusetts Institute of Technology in 1992
where he was inducted into the Phi Beta Kappa Society.
He received his Ph.D. from Harvard University in
1996. Between 1996 and 1999 Dr. Riess was a Miller
Fellow at the University of California at Berkeley.
He joined the faculty of Space Telescope Science
Institute in 1999.
In 1998, Dr. Riess published the first evidence
that the expansion of the Universe was accelerating
and was filled with Dark Energy, a result which
was called the Breathrough Discovery of the Year
by Science Magazine that year. In 1999, Dr. Riess
received the Robert J. Trumpler Award from the Astronomical
Society of the Pacific for the doctoral thesis with
the greatest impact in astrophysics. In 2000, Time
Magazine named Dr. Riess one of one hundred "Innovators
of the Future" and one of six in the Sciences. In
2002-2003, Dr. Riess received the Bok Prize from
Harvard University, the AURA Science Award from
STScI, and the Helen B. Warner Prize from the American
Astronomical Society. Dr. Riess has presented his
work as a participant on the Jim Lehrer News Hour,
CNN, NOVA, NPR, and the BBC. Dr. Riess enjoys biking,
home improvement, and coin collecting.